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Comment: Re:Their buying clout alone should end this deal. (Score 1) 105

by michaelwigle (#48983241) Attached to: Staples To Buy Office Depot For $6.3 Billion
Again, that's where competition comes in. I'll plug my agency's online store Prices equal to or better than Office Depot and Staples with no shipping charges, packages typically arrive within 2-3 business days of the order (admittedly not same day convenience), and returns are very easy (and during business hours you can call to talk to a person about your order). Now, I'm not saying I'm in favor or against the merger. I don't really care either way. But there really is more competition out there than folks think. It's just hard to stand out in the mass of online retailers.

Comment: Re:Lawful Content (Score 1) 379

by michaelwigle (#48982983) Attached to: Confirmed: FCC Will Try To Regulate Internet Under Title II
Valid point. The line between freedom of expression and hate/porn/libel/threat/terrorism does tend to keep getting shifted around in the courts. So I guess that does put the final decision more in SCOTUS than congress at the end of the day (unless congress decides to make a law declaring everything legal).

Oregon vs. Oracle: the Battle of Blame Heats Up 83

Posted by timothy
from the named-larry-ellison dept.
Rambo Tribble (1273454) writes "The ongoing efforts to assign responsibility for the disastrous attempts to create the Cover Oregon health exchange, the primary contractor for which was Oracle Corporation, have entered a new round, with Governor John Kitzhaber calling on State Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to initiate legal action against the firm. Kitzhaber has also sought the help of Washington D.C. in sanctioning Oracle, though Oregon's own management of the project and the terms of their contract with Oracle muddy the waters, considerably. Although the AG's office hasn't committed to filing suit, yet, AG Rosenblum has said, 'I share your determination to recover every dollar to which Oregon is entitled.' Although the outcome of this is uncertain, it is likely heads, both corporate and political, will roll."

Comment: Re:Tablet computing (Score 1) 564

by michaelwigle (#45921183) Attached to: PC Shipments In 2013 See the Worst Yearly Decline In History
I feel the same way as far as not liking to do any "real" work on a tablet such as word processing, long e-mails, etc. However, I've been noticing more of my co-workers and other folks lately on their PCs and realizing that they are as slow on a regular keyboard as they are on a tablet when it comes to typing. So, this may actually be a non-issue for a larger portion of the population than I originally thought. Kids are coming out of school with good mouse skills but still having lousy typing skills (at least around here that I have noticed)

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